Covid-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

We are fighting a pandemic within a pandemic,” UKAT group treatment lead Nuno Albuquerque said – but the Covid-19 crisis is preventing people suffering with drug and alcohol addiction seeking the immediate help they need because of a “media-fuelled, widespread assumption that everything has stopped”. See also: Derry addiction treatment centre sees 50% drop in people contacting it.